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by timothy_p_mcmahon
December 17th, 2011, 1:41 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 17:3 ο θεος verses τον μονον αληθινον θεον
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: John 17:3 ο θεος verses τον μονον αληθινον θεον

It's true that the Father is the only true God (τον μονον αληθινον θεον) or transliterated, " that only true God". First, transliteration refers to writing the phonetic equivalent of one language in the alphabet of another. The transliteration of τον μονον αληθινον θεον would be ton monon alhqinon ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
November 17th, 2011, 7:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 3.5
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: 1 Cor 3.5

The sense seems to be something like "ministers through whom you believed, to each of whom the Lord gave a ministry." Paul's Greek appears a bit elliptical here.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
October 15th, 2011, 10:58 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Reigns 1:3 ἐξ ἡμερῶν εἰς ἡμέρας
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: 1 Reigns 1:3 ἐξ ἡμερῶν εἰς ἡμέρας

From its use elsewhere (Exodus 13:10; Judges 11:40 & 21:19; 1 Samuel 2:19), it can be deduced that Hebrew מימים ימימה is an idiom meaning 'annual(ly)'. The LXX consistently renders it by ‏εξ ημερων εις ημερας or αφ ημερων εις ημερας‪,‬ apparently indicating that the translator‪(‬s‪)‬ didn‪'‬t compre...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
October 13th, 2011, 12:01 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Help with odd rendering in LXX (Prov. 3:12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Help with odd rendering in LXX (Prov. 3:12)

LXX Proverbs can sometimes be pretty loose... might it not be that the translator didn't understand the second colon (or that his manuscript was damaged) and he simply invented a parallelism for the first colon?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 26th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: meaning of γράφω
Replies: 1
Views: 645

meaning of γράφω

Is γράφω ever used to describe doodling, drawing, or making other unintelligible marks, or does it consistently describe writing intelligible words or figures?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 26th, 2011, 12:05 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐνεστερνισμένοι
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: ἐνεστερνισμένοι

There's an interesting explanation of this form at the bottom of a blog page.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 24th, 2011, 4:42 am
Forum: Series on Isaiah
Topic: Isaiah 4:5 - πᾶς τόπος τοῦ ὄρους Σειὼν...
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Isaiah 4:5 - πᾶς τόπος τοῦ ὄρους Σειὼν...

A Fincke wrote:Isaiah really has a funny sense of humor.
Actually, I think you have quite an imagination.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 24th, 2011, 4:40 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Singular head noun, followed by two genitives and καὶ
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Re: Singular head noun, followed by two genitives and καὶ

Seems like what you're suggesting would more likely be ὁ θρόνος τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ τοῦ ἀρνίου.

But it's Revelation, home of the solecism, so perhaps you could read it that way.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 24th, 2011, 4:26 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: A god?
Replies: 42
Views: 10329

Re: A god?

Wouldn't Acts 28:6 be relevant here?

ελεγον θεον αυτον ειναι

[The natives] said that [Paul] was a god.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 4th, 2011, 3:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 9:5
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: 1 Cor 9:5

Alan: I don't think this sentence in itself implies either that Paul is married or that he's unmarried. If all we had was this sentence as a papyrus fragment, we could read it either to the effect that "I'm not married because I choose to be unmarried, not because I don't have the right to marry" or...

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